When I pulled alongside Antoinette’s Kitchen (on West Third Street in Tillamook) last Monday for my weekly salad lunch, they were closed. A hand lettered sign in the window announce that owner Antoinette Lamers, of Sand Lake, was off in Las Vegas getting married. The bridegroom himself, Joel Waits, took my order when the food cart was back in business later in the week. Congratulations to the happy couple and best wishes for every happiness.

 Sandy Hanneman, of Pacific City, crafted a quilt in memory of her husband and former Pacific City Doryman’s Association (PCDA) co-Chair Paul Hanneman. She designed and pieced the treasure using Paul’s collection of Dory Days tee shirts. Denise Clausen quilted the piece. It was recently donated to the PCDA to benefit the Doryman’s Heritage Museum. The quilt is on display at the Pacific City branch of Oregon Coast Bank where the PCDA is holding a silent auction for the quilt. Bidding will continue until the organization’s August 24 meeting. Attendees will have a final chance to bid on the quilt.

Speaking of dories in Pacific City, Dory Days will be celebrated there this weekend. Vendors will set up booths at Cape Kiwanda as well as near the main intersection (with flashing stoplight) in town. A parade, originating at the boat launch near Bob Straub State Park, will wind across the bridge and north on Brooten Road starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

     Free events at South Tillamook County Library this week include Bug Chicks for children’s story time at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Balloon shooters and star rockets are in store when the group meets on July 24. A collage workshop is hosted there at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Bring your own project for Fiber Friday at 2 p.m. on July 19 and 26. Mother Goose on the Loose, story time for babies with their caretakers, happens at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Teens will enjoy a surf movie night starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. South Tillamook County Library is located on Camp Street in Pacific City.

Don’t forget that free well child checks and sports physicals are planned in Pacific City next week. The target audience is 12-21. They include a physical exam, immunizations and lab testing as needed with no out of pocket cost. Bay Shore Medical Plaza will host the event from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. Their address is 38505 Brooten Road, Pacific City. Call 503-965-6555.

Let’s save the date for Nestucca Valley Backpack Food Program’s tenth anniversary fundraiser. It’s to be an evening of art, wine, gourmet food, live music and silent auction. The event is slated from 6-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Rowboat Gallery and Windermere West Real Estate, 34950 Brooten Road in Pacific City. Admission is $25 at the door. For more information, go to nvbackpackprogram.org.

 Happy birthday this week to: Steven Betz, Kim Blair, Tea Chatelain, Kauner Dedmon, Brian Gollon, Richard Hancock, Bayleigh Harrison, Evan Holter,  Glenn Kellow, Raven Richardson, Seth Ross, Rob Royster, Nancy Rulifson, Candace Schildan, Ernie Short, Meghan Sisco, Phyllis Sisco, Melody Sisson,  Ron Sisson, Trevor Spidell and Makayla Wallace.

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